A six-year-old PPID Survivor and his family’s journey through cancer treatment.

Gabe, Six-year-old PPTID Survivor

Meet Gabe.

Six-year-old Gabe and his family — mom, dad, and two brothers — live in Omaha, Nebraska. In December of 2020, Gabe’s parents noticed one of Gabe’s eyes had drifted slightly inward. Initially, his parents, John and Shannon, thought Gabe was being goofy and learning to cross his eyes, but they…


A beloved member of the Livestrong mission team, Victoria Threadgould sees the impact of Livestrong’s survivorship programs first-hand. Determined to do more, she registered to participate in the 2021 Chicago Marathon. Learn how she uses her unique skills and passion for helping cancer survivors to fundraise.

Victoria Threadgould— 2021 Chicago Marathon Participant & Livestrong Director of Grants Management

Running a marathon is…


Cancer can be a draining disease that brings pain and stress, both physically and emotionally. Many survivors want to do anything they can to address their illness and manage their symptoms. Complementary and alternative therapies provide an avenue to help with some of their concerns. Complementary therapies are non-mainstream practices…


In a time of Google, Siri, and Alexa, lymphedema is still a term with which most people are not familiar. Lymphedema is a condition experienced by individuals impacted by cancer. Specifically, one in five women who have undergone breast cancer treatment will acquire lymphedema, 90% of head and neck cancers…


Professional wrestler, Tommy Phillips, watched his friend and mentor wrestle with cancer but he has committed to do something inspiring in the midst of loss. …


When a parent, sibling, family member, or friend is diagnosed with cancer, school-age children need support. Livestrong at School offers age-appropriate lessons for grades K-12 to help educators, parents, and caregivers teach children about cancer in a way that is inspiring and empowering.

As an extension of this program, the…


For the 150,000 people of reproductive age diagnosed with cancer every year, treatment can often interfere with one’s fertility options [1]. In certain cases, survivors may require emergency fertility preservation procedures just days after their diagnosis. These procedures are often financially and emotionally burdensome. For this reason, fertility preservation coverage…


When I was in my junior year of high school, life was good. I felt I was on top of the world. I was sixteen and a returning state champion on my volleyball team. …


Livestrong at the YMCA

With winter at our doorsteps and the stress of the holidays, seasonal depression is here. Many cancer survivors are looking for a solution to the mental health issues that are prevalent during this time of year. Meditation is a practice that focuses on increasing mindfulness and decreasing symptoms like anxiety…


John and his family

Although he’s an engineer by trade, John is a natural storyteller. He has the deep, comforting voice you’d expect from a trusted news anchor or the host of your favorite podcast. Since the early nineties, he has recorded audiobooks for the Library of Congress’s Talking-Book Program, a free library service…

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